UN Chronicle

A news reference publication published by the United Nations. Reports on UN actions and events as it addresses world issues.

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, March

A Decade of Fighting for Our Lives
A group of South African activists founded the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on 10 December 1998, International Human Rights Day. It was no accident that TAC was formed exactly fifty years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human...
A National Respond to the HIV Epidemic in Papua New Guinea
In the context of the HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea, sex workers and males who have sex with males (MSM) engage in potentially risky sexual practices which remain under archaic criminal laws. (1) Those at risk continue to face prejudice, moral condemnation,...
Asleep at the Wheel
The world has been living with the HIV/AIDS epi for some thirty years, and prevention methods has been scientifically proven and disseminated to the public for nearly as long. Yet, there are, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...
Differential Treatment: Restricted Access to Newer Antiretrovirals
The discovery of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for people living with HIV (PLHIV) is one of the best success stories of medical research in recent years. It has changed the way in which HIV is viewed--from that of a death sentence to a chronic illness....
HIV/AIDS + Education: Lessons from the 1980s + the Gay Male Community in the United States
Knowledge is power: If we learned anything in the gay male community during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, it was that. No one knew what had hit us, and people were dying in huge numbers all around us. The community lost...
Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education and Poverty
2011 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first report of HIV, which came from the United States, where cases of an unusual disease were seen among young gay men. Thirty years later, the location and pace of the epidemic has changed dramatically....
Individual Global Responsibility
My primary impulse to write an article on HIV/AIDS came from my fundamental desire to contribute and to collaborate. I realize that my behaviour is founded upon a deeply-rooted sense of duty, a strong commitment, and a profound necessity Psychologists...
Interfaith Response to HIV/AIDS
The story of interfaith response to HIV/AIDS is one that moved from initial doubt, denial and moral hesitation--even direct denunciation--to one of global reach and scale. This is a story that demonstrates both the power and challenges that come from...
In the Beginning
In the beginning, the AIDS epidemic struck like a thief in the night--suddenly, terrify-ingly, and deadly. At first, there were a few cases of a rare malignancy, Kaposi's sarcoma, then came the appearance of Pneumocystis pneumonia; and finally a plethora...
Labour, HIV & the Workplace Working to Get the Job Done
Maria's world started collapsing around her when the clinic nurse told her she was pregnant and HIV positive. She had been faithful, so it meant that Josef, her husband, had given her the virus. She felt the fear rise within her as she recalled how...
Microbicides New Hope for HIV Prevention
THE NEED FOR HIV PREVENTION THAT WOMEN CAN USE AND CONTROL HIV/AIDS is particularly severe in Africa, where women bear a disproportionate burden of the epidemic. One of the most crucial challenges in HIV prevention in Africa is to reduce the high...
The 4th Decade of AIDS: What Is Needed to Reshape the Response
The international community has reached the first part of Millennium Development Goal 6: halting and reversing the spread of HIV. At least fifty-six countries have either stabilized or reduced new HIV infections by more than 25 per cent in the past...
The Imperative for Faith Communities: Overcoming the HIV/AIDS Epidemic through Stigma Reduction
That AIDS is a scourge which continues to fatally wound the physical, cultural, social, economic, political, and spiritual health achievements, hopes and aspirations of individuals, families, communities and nations, is probably an established phenomenon...
Women and HIV
What is it with women and girls? Why are we always left behind? Why can't we choose the things we want to be a part of? Why must we always race to the front, rather than be left peacefully alone when we would rather not partake? Is it because, as women,...

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